A word of hate or term of endearment? Like many young African American teens, Jermaine used the word every day. Then, in the summer of 2003, he traveled down south and met people for whom nigger will never be just another word. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Racism, Tolerance, African American History
Vicki Chan, senior at Skyline High school, shows us how two Oakland Public School teachers transfer their knowledge into interactive teaching techniques that literally get their students up and cheering. Mr. Sears stands on a field with his high school physics class ready to launch their rockets, putting on a helmet, goggles and jock strap,. Whoever hits him gets an "A." On the other side of school, clapping and shouting dance instructions to rival Debbie Allen of Fame, Ms. James does...
"Youth Speaks Poet" by Carmen Almodovar and Brietta O'Neal explores the importance of poetry in the life of a young San Francisco artist, Sara Daley. An active participant in the San Francisco based organization YouthSpeaks, Sara writes poetry to express her views about the war in Iraq, her family and friends. The video shows how the arts can be a source of strength, clarity, and community in young peoples lives. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: poetry, youth, war in iraq
An animated response to a musical song/story by the British group Madness, "Our House" was designed and animated by students 12 to 15 years old, and originated entirely on flipbooks. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: Family Values, Freedom of Expression, Personal Responsibility
You will discover how a simple subject, like poetry, can be acted, sung, spoken, written, read, rapped, and drawn. Prepare to be engulfed by an auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning environment. Recipe: Interview students expressing their experiences with a teacher who teaches to different learning styles. Add interviews with a teacher who plans her lessons to reach students who have different ways of learning. Mix in classroom footage of a "teacher worth paying attention to."... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: youth, education, poetry
This is a video collage to illustruate the ideas of the Black Eyed Peas' song about the loss of love for each other in our culture and possibly, how to get it back. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: cultural violence
What are teenage girls really like? Meet three young women who defy media stereotypes: a guitarist, a dancer and a martial artist. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: self-image, creativity, media stereotypes
Cultural Empowerment was a film created from a magazine style student African Newspaper, "Africa's Sun". The same Hatian youth that produced the film, created the newspaper. Topics: youth, culture, media literacy
Featuring youth as actors, directors, and film editors, Elements guides viewers through a series of video shorts wherein the students meet, fall in love, seduce, fight, threaten, break-up, make up, and part ways with the camera. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: love, sex, violence
Banjo Pickin' Girl documents the story of a young Appalachian woman who is struggling with how to carry on her family's rich tradition of playing and performing mountain music. The piece explores how the death of her father, a charismatic musician, complicates her feelings about the music and her role in carrying it on. Topics: identity, music, traditions
Two years ago, Jamaal was going nowhere fast with poor grades, second-rate test scores and little support from home. Yet, Jamal will graduate High School with a 3.73 grade point average and head to college with a prestigious $100,000 Posse Fellowship where he will pursue his dream of being an engineer. How did such a drastic change occur? "I had some teachers that turned me around," he concludes, "they didnít give up on me, they encouraged me. They refused to let me fail."...
7th grade students in a Students With Disabilities class at M 131 in Chinatown used stop motion animation and rap as mediums for the retelling of th Native American myth, The Dreamfast. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: folk tale, animation, youth
This cutout animation helps youth to not worry about asking for help when they have a problem they cannot solve alone. It is not a weakness to be in a position to need help. Topics: youth, animation, new york city
Voting by Christopher Tche explores the importance of voting for young people through interviews with three generations of voters. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: youth, politics, voting
This youth produced documentary takes a hard, honest look at the Connecticut Juvenile Traning School as youth guide you through an unprecedented on camera tour of the facility and ask an important and provocative question: at what cost and to what benefit does Connecticut incarcerate its youth? Topics: Juvenile Justice, youth, activism
Excerpt from students' concept paper: Apathy rules America. Or at least that's the impression most people have. Many people are dissatisfied with the way the country is run, but don't do anything about it. Meanwhile, there is a powerful minority who are politically active. Many of these activists are youth. The problem we address in our video is the mythology that students are apathetic and ignorant. This video features several students at Oakland High who are plolitically active. We aim to... Topics: Student Activism, Youth